(AIAA LA-LV) SNC's Propulsion Division History

When:  Jan 25, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section
Who is Invited: Professionals, Students, friends and family members.
(You do not need to be AIAA member to attend the event)
(Volunteers are needed for all AIAA activities)
Free admission and free pizza
Saturday, January 25, 2020
SNC's Propulsion Division History
Mike Carkin
Propulsion Engineer, Propulsion Division
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)
Mike Carkin joined SNC in the fall of 2014 following completion of his master’s degree. The majority of his work at SNC focuses on thermo-fluid analyses of rocket engine chambers, test stand components and prototype hardware. He has been an integral member of a propulsion team tasked with bringing the VORTEX architecture from R&D to flight. Notable programs he has worked on include SNC’s upper stage engine, the Dream Chaser space plane and Boeing’s Phantom Express.
Prior to joining SNC, Mr Carkin attended Embry-Riddle for both his graduate and undergraduate degrees in aerospace engineering with propulsion concentrations. While in attendance at ERAU, he oversaw the experimental rocket propulsion lab analysis team and was a key member of several research teams funded by the United Launch Alliance and NASA. Mr Carkin is also on COMSOL’s North American program committee and the chair of the Wisconsin section of the American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics.
Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library
Community Meeting Room
5870 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90805
(East of 710 Hwy, South of 91 Hwy, North of 405 Hwy, and West of 605. Near the junction of 710 Hwy and 91 Hwy.)
(Free Parking in the Library Parking Lot)
Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Introduction/Presentation starts at 10:30 AM / 10:45 AM
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